The therapists at Touch Angel Day Spa may not be heaven-sent, but they do have a healing touch. They specialize in five different kinds of massage: Swedish, deep tissue, sports, pre-natal, and Thai, and can enhance each session with soothing add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy. But their expertise doesn't end there––to help clients feel better from the inside out, they offer a nutritional program and ionic detox cleansing to help the body stay balanced and free of impurities. And, to ensure clients leave looking and feeling their best, the staff also performs cosmetic services ranging from anti-aging eye and lip treatments, to soothing facials that help erase acne, rosacea, and the tiny beards that elves draw on some people while they sleep.
It’s hard to say what’s more impressive: Dora Salazar and Maria Pana’s skincare knowledge, or their collection of passport stamps. The licensed aestheticians and paramedical experts have traveled across Europe, Brazil, and the United States in an effort to hone their craft, and it shows. Dora, for example, draws on her diverse medical background to clear up acne, treat rosacea, and lighten up hyperpigmentation with clinical-grade products. In addition to facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion, the team enhances skin with Perfector treatments that use nanotechnology to boost intercellular communication. This improved communication ramps up cells’ output of collagen and reduces the number of microscopic inboxes clogged with snail mail.
As a full-service salon and spa, Helen Charles Salon offers a wide variety of services designed to soothe weary soul sacks. The salon’s trained and certified massage therapists wield their knot-kneading know-how during the therapeutic deep-tissue treatment. Pamper your life-size action figure or surprise your valentine with an hour of peaceful muscle manipulation. In the tranquil and private massage suite, staffers administer a variety of stretching, kneading, and vibration techniques that target subterranean stress and alleviate chronic aches and pains.
Hi-Tech Hair’s master stylist, Bernard F. Skuzinsky, has owned and operated salons for more than 30 years—his career spans 35. He weaves his experience in with the talents of his staff to primp clients’ manes, faces, hands, and legs during pampering appointments. They fix damaged hair with special conditioning formulas and rehab dull skin during custom facials. The team also showcases its knowledge of aesthetic care by using a softening paraffin wax that readies hands for exfoliating manicures and no-limit patty-cake tournaments. The staff includes waxing specialists to boot, who complement new hairdos by removing unwanted hair from eyebrows, arms, and legs.
Since 1970, master stylist Alejandro Carbajales Sr. and his staff of experienced stylists, including son Alejandro Carbajales Jr., have managed manes and helped clients keep skin and bodies looking their best. Alejandro Carbajales Sr. applies years of experience styling the noggins of television and film personalities to each new nest of strands he encounters. Stylists listen carefully to hair owners and employ the latest salon techniques to create striking new manes that look at home on the heads of office workers, artists, or stay-at-home chemists. Spa services include waxing-based hair banishment, facials, body wraps, and nail treatments.
Beauty affirmations written in bold print emblazon the pristine, white walls at Pure Luxe, a one-stop salon and spa that swathes clients in indulgent skin, body, and hair treatments. The Pure Luxe team includes Karina, a certified massage therapist, aesthetician, and makeup artist, and Kassie, a stylist and cosmetologist with a passion for transformative ‘dos. Together, they work to relax and glamorize their clientele, performing everything from haircuts and massages to spray tans that prep bods for walking along the beach or trespassing into bronze-sculpture gardens.